GHAMRO Not Doing Enough for Musicians – Danny Beatz
Renowned Sound Engineer, Daniel Owusu Agyapong, popularly known as Danny Beatz, has accused the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) of not doing enough to protect the works of musicians.
According to him, the works of musicians are being downloaded freely on the internet on daily basis, and stressed that GHAMRO is not doing enough to stop defaulters.
In an interview with the THE PUBLISHER, he said “Royalties is not working in this country. We are not doing what is being than in the Western world. There you cannot download songs for free because of how strong their policy is. If we want we want to copy what they are doing then we need to do it well.”
The sound engineer who doubles as a musician disclosed that he is not a registered member of GHAMRO because he believes musicians are not benefiting from the organization
Danny beatz, who produced “hustle” by late Ebony, also mentioned that the royalties being paid to musicians is not enough.
According to him, “I heard some artist were asked to come for their royalties and the moneys given to them was not good. I learnt Shatta Wale who has produced many hits in the country, was given GH¢1000.”
He further called on GHAMRO to introduce strict measures to ensure the works of musicians are protected.
Danny Beatz got recognition in the music industry when he produced Guru’s Nkwadaa Nkwadaa which featured Dobble.
His first major label was Paradise Entertainment under which he released his first official single “Yensa Mbom” which featured Ticles.
Also under the label, he produced AK Songstress’ hit single “Funky Fresh”.
He has over the years worked with numerous musicians like Ak Songstress, Mzbel, Guru, Pope Skinny, Castro and many others.
Currently the buzzing musician/producer is signed on to African Prince Records and RuffTown Records.
By: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum